I am a huge fan of Modcloth, so I was super excited when I got an email from them asking me to do some nail art inspired by one of their summer dresses! It literally took me an entire week to decide which one to use – they have a ton of cute ones, but I finally decided on their Handsome Prints Dress. I love that it incorporates a bunch of different patterns, and I thought the unique color combo would make for some great nail art.
I decided to do a different pattern on each nail to show some of the patterns on the dress (this isn’t even half of them). The colors I used are: OPI Angel with a Leadfoot, OPI Black Onyx, Sephora by OPI Hippo to be Square, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Butterscotch. I honestly would never have put these colors together on my own, but now I am completely obsessed with this combination!
I really love how these turned out. I may just have to buy the dress now!
Check out Modcloth’s great selection of dresses here – new ones are added every day, and a lot of them come in plus sizes, too! You can check out other Modcloth-inspired nail art in the nails section of their blog. And keep an eye out for some nail art inspired by my new Modcloth quilt – I am completely in love with it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Which Modcloth dress is your favorite?
I have wanted to try these nails since I first saw them (and then again here), but I just couldn’t get the lines crisp enough for me to be happy with them. I mentioned in my last post that I invested in some new brushes, so I thought I’d give these one more go. I think they still need something a little more – maybe a few more chevrons – but I am really happy with how they turned out.
The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used OPI Mod About You, Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare, Covergirl Peaches & Cream, Sally Hansen White On, Sinful Colors Last Chance, and Sinful Colors Blue La La.
I am all about these weird geometric nails. I want to do these all the time.
Most of the time, the polishes I use in my nail art are the ones on my desk – which pretty much means they’re my go-to black and white (Sinful Colors) and my most recent purchases. I got both of these polishes last week at the Sally’s buy two get one sale, and thought they would look great together as a summery tribal design.
I used China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin and Rose Among Thorns (which is a cool dark pink neon). The white is Sally Hansen White On.
I feel like florals and triangles are becoming my default nail designs. But that’s totally ok, because I love them!
Getting real creative with the post titles over here – can you tell?
I really liked my last skittle mani, so I tried it again. Only with fewer colors. I definitely like this better. Having seen approximately a million skittle (or kitchen sink – whatever you want to call them) manis over the past few years, I’ve learned that I like skittle manis that pick either an animal print or a floral and mix it in with geometric patterns. I love how they look together (and not just on my nails).
Here I used a base of Sally Hansen Ion and then painted the designs using OPI Don’t Talk Bach to Me and OPI Incognito in Sausalito (I can’t believe I almost passed on that one).
Have you tried skittle manis? Any tricks, or pattern combinations that you like?
I can’t believe it is already July! This year is going by so fast!
I needed to do some patriotic nail art this week, and this is my least favorite of the ones I’ve done so far. I’m not entirely happy with how these turned out. But I thought I’d show you anyway, since it’s not a complete fail. Just kind of meh.
The white (used for the stripes and stamping) is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On. The blue is Pure Ice French Kiss and the red is Orly Star Spangled. I used Cheeky plate CH51 for the stars.
I’ve already done one other 4th of July mani, and it is amazing! So look for that on Wednesday. And share your patriotic nails in the comments below! I’d love to see them. Have a good week everyone!
I don’t usually go for anything pink or overly girly, but for some reason, I felt like doing something pink and girly the other day. I was kind of going for a French-inspired look (but was too lazy to attempt an Eiffel Tower outline), so this is what I ended up with. It’s kind of reminiscent of a French boutique or something, right? Not that I would know, having never been to France. Oh well.
I did use Essie French Affair as the base (hence the name), because when you do something like this, there really isn’t another pink you can use. Right? Am I the only one with a weird obsession/OCD about polish names? The white is Sally Hansen X-treme Wear White On, and there is a coat of INM Northern Lights on my index finger. If you haven’t heard already, Northern Lights goes with everything and you all need it (I got mine at Sally’s).
What do you think of this? It’s not my best work, or my favorite mani ever, but I still like it. It definitely satisfied my craving for a girly mani.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I’ve been trying to think of some holiday-appropriate designs that I would actually like. I’m not a very “girly” girl. I don’t like hearts, pink, sparkles, or lots of chocolate. So Valentine’s Day is just not a holiday I’m really that into. But I thought I’d challenge myself, and ended up coming up with these. I love that the lace is noticeable, but it’s also really subtle and delicate. I think these would look awesome in black and white!
I used Essie She’s Picture Perfect for the base, and Sally Hansen White on to paint the lace. Some fingers turned out better than others, but I still really love them. And yes, I know this is super girly, but it’s my kind of girly. Soft and delicate, but not really frilly or cloying.
I will try to do a few more Valentine’s-but-not-really designs in the next few days, perhaps even a reincarnation of these lace nails.
I don’t know if this is really an “ugly sweater,” because I think it’s kind of pretty. But it works. I have been obsessed with fair isle patterns since I learned how to knit them (yay me!) so I wanted something reminiscent of that, but still simple. I actually started with a little more detail on these, but covered it up because it was too much.
I used Essie Size matters, which is a gorgeous berry red from last year’s winter collection, for the base. I wanted something a bit different than the usual red and white color combo that is used for patterns like these, so I went with Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. This year, I’ve been loving the mint and red combo (with bits of pink) as a twist on the classic red and green Christmas colors.
I think these turned out pretty well. I really like the star/snowflake/flower on my index finger. I used a trick I found on Pintrest of making a square first, dividing it into eight sections, and then adding the points, which made it super easy.
Happy Halloween everyone! I’ve had this one planned for a while, and I’m so glad it turned out well! For my Halloween mani, I decided to do spooky eyes! They’re super easy, all you need is some sort of dotting tool. They a fun, easy project after painting angry birds on my sister’s nails to go with her costume. In real life, you couldn’t really see the mistakes around the eyes. Oh well.
And SURPRISE! They glow in the dark! I literally sat in the dark and stared at these for about an hour last night. I’m a total nerd, but I seriously love these! (Best picture I could get, sorry.)
I used Essie Licorice (I’d forgotten how much I love it), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, and China Glaze Ghoulish Glow.
What’s on your nails for Halloween?
Today’s post is more Halloween nail art! Are you getting sick of it yet? I hope not, because there are seven more days (I didn’t really think this twelve days of nail art thing through haha).
These are not the best or most creative, but I really wanted to use my new stamping plates, and this is what I came up with.
For the base, I used China Glaze Immortal from their Wicked Halloween collection. I was stupid and didn’t get pictures of it alone, but it’s a gorgeous shimmery gray. I stamped the skulls using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On and Mash plate 29. At that point, it was really boring, so I added black rhinestones for eyes.
Stamping is not as easy as it looks, at least for me, so I’m pretty happy with how these came out.
Happy Wednesday everyone!